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Bruges to Amsterdam Bike and Cruise

Bruges to Amsterdam Bike and Cruise

From
€915 Per Person
 

Discover the beautiful landscape of Belgium and Netherlands in one go on this 8-day bike and cruise journey on board Feniks!

  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Itinerary
    Bruges to Amsterdam
  • Cabins
    9
  • Max Passengers
    18
From
€915 Per Person
 

Discover the beautiful landscape of Belgium and Netherlands in one go on this 8-day bike and cruise journey on board Feniks!

  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Itinerary
    Bruges to Amsterdam
  • Cabins
    9
  • Max Passengers
    18
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or bunk beds) with en-suite bathroomItineraryItinerary 8-day bike and cruise between Bruges and AmsterdamMealsMeals 7x breakfast, 7x lunch and 6x (3 course) dinner per week. Gluten and lactose free diets are welcome, other diets at request.GuideGuide Multilingual tour guide

Summary

Explore the medieval cities of Bruges and Ghent and discover the beautiful landscape of Netherlands on board Feniks. This 8-day, bike and cruise journey takes you to the most beautiful sights of both countries.


Feniks was originally built in 1928 as freight barge and was converted as a hotel barge in 1992. She cruises along the scenic waterways of Belgium, France and Netherlands. Feniks offers 9 comfortable cabins with en-suite facilities, cosy lounge, library with a collection of CDs and DVD and a spacious deck with tables and chairs where you can relax. The ship's friendly crew consists of a captain, general assistant and a bike guide.


Highlights

  • Cycle along the city ramparts of Bruges.
  • Guided walking tour of Bruges
  • Explore the popular attractions in Ghent.
  • Visit the western part of Netherlands, Zeeland.
  • Explore the oldest city of Holland, Dordrecht.


Inclusions

  • Cabin accommodation in a twin or bunk beds with shower/toilet ensuite
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • 7x breakfast, 7x lunch and 6x (3 course) dinner per week. Gluten and lactose free diets are welcome, other diets at request. Coffee, tea and biscuits
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Daily check and cleaning of your cabin
  • Care of your personal laundry


Exclusions

  • Non-alcoholic beverages aboard and ashore. Soda, beer and wine are available at reasonable prices, cork fee of €5 if you bring your own wine.
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (at your own discretion, avg. €50 per cabin/week)
  • 24 speed bikes with helmets, pannier, lock and water bottle (€65 p/w, excl. 21% VAT) electric bikes €115 p/w (excl. 21% VAT)

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Dates & Prices 

Price Per Person

Feniks 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks
Low Bed 950 Euros 1,825 Euros 2,575 Euros
Bunk Bed 915 Euros 1,750 Euros 2,300 Euros

Bike Rental per person/per week

Hybrid bike 65 Euros + 21% VAT
Electric bike 115 Euros + 21 VAT
Itinerary 

Day 1, Saturday
Arrival at the ship at 14.00 P.M., moored near the city centre of Bruges. In the afternoon, it is possible to take part in a try out bike ride along the city ramparts and through the countryside to the nearby little town of Damme, the former seaport of Bruges. After dinner, one can take part in a (guided) walk in this well preserved medieval town.

Biking Distance: ca. 15/20 km

Day 2, Sunday
On Sunday morning we leave Bruges, cycling along the canal which connects Bruges with her ‘sister-town’ Gent. The ride is diversified and leads you through woods, fields and some little villages. The roads are good and not busy. Gent is one of the major towns in Flanders and has more than 250.000 inh. The medieval centre is worth while to be visited .In Gent our guide will show you some of the highlights of the town, which was one of the biggest towns in Europe around 1400. Famous are the sights at the churches and quais (the so called ‘leien’). St. Baafs Cathedral houses a masterpiece of art: The mystic Lamb, created by the Van Eyckbrothers (early 15th century). Further: belfry, Gravensteen-castle, scenery along the canals and squares.

Biking Distance: 35/60 km. Possibility to leave the ship halfway.

Day 3, Monday
After two intense days visiting two medieval building-jewels, the ship will leave early in the morning towards the Dutch border. A major canal connects Gent with the sea. In between are only the locks near Terneuzen. We cross the waterway Westerschelde, which is the main estuary connecting the port of Antwerp with the sea. We are in the province of Zeeland now. This province knows a long history of living with and fighting against the sea. The former world of islands in the delta of Schelde, Maas, Waal and Rijn-rivers is connected now by dams and bridges and protected by massive sea-barriers. Our ship will bring us to the former
island of Zuid-Beveland, where we go on shore with our bikes. A nice tour along winding (inner)dykes with trees on top in a very scenic landscape leads us to the town of Goes which will be the place where we will spend the night. Of course an evening walk in town belongs to the possibilities.

Biking Distance: ca 45 km

Day 4, Tuesday
In Zeeland, one hopes to have the wind in the back. The prevailing one is from the southwest! If this is not the case, the weather might be even better. Wind from the east often means fair weather and no rain. But in the Netherlands you never know. The better cyclists can cover the whole distance if they like. Otherwise the captain might take you a little further towards the northeast. One can enjoy this world of land and water from the ship in that case. Crossing the sea-inlet Oosterschelde by bridge (5 km) we have time to visit the beautiful small town of Zierikzee (ca. 15.000 inh.). This is one of the examples of a town, thriving in trade, which started to build a giant tower but failed to complete it! This is a good place for a coffee stop. We continue our ride on the island of Schouwen-Duiveland. The flood of 1953 had a major impact on this island. Near the coast you can find the newly expanded Flood Museum, in a special housing: in 4 former caissons, big floating concrete boxes which were used to fill the gaps in the broken dykes! After the fishing village of Bruinisse (mussels) the bikers follow a dam to the next (former) island of Goeree-Overflakkee. A good place for a (tea)stop is Oude Tonge. Destination, after another ride on a dam + a view at the most extensive inland locks in the world (Volkerak-locks) is Willemstad, a former fortified town. The ramparts and moat are still there. If possible the ship will stay overnight in Willemstad, if not it will sail with us to Dordrecht during dinner time.

Biking distance ca. 35/60 km

Day 5, Wednesday
An early boat trip on the busy waterways Hollands Diep and Noord will lead us to Dordrecht, the oldest town of the province of Holland. It’s worthwhile to pay a visit to the beautiful city centre.

Option 1: From Dordrecht, we are heading for the former tidal-area of Biesbosch, which has been turned into natural reserve partially. We need a ferry to get there. Across the water there is a museum which tells you about the history and nature of the area. Werkendam can be a good place to have our lunch.

Option 2: Option 2: From Dordrecht we take a ferryboat to the Unesco-site of Kinderdijk with its 19 (water pumping)wind mills. A ride through a typical Dutch landscape with meadows, waterways, long-spreadout villages with beautiful gardens.

Option 3: another former fortified town (Woudrichem) is on our way to the medieval castle of Loevestein. A ferry boat will bring us there. From Loevestein we take the ferry to Gorinchem where our ship will be moored.

Biking distance ca. 50 km.

Day 6, Thursday
A day between two main rivers, following a narrow one in between, bordered by beautiful villages and winding roads. A visit to the glass-museum in Leerdam is an option. Mooring place will be Vianen, on the river Lek.

Day 7, Friday
During breakfast time our ship takes us to the village of Breukelen, where we leave on our bikes. Along the scenic Vecht-river with beautiful houses and gardens we cycle to the north. After a coffee stop we continue the ride and find Weesp on our way to Amsterdama beautiful little village and a nice place to have lunch. After lunch, we will ride our bikes into the city of Amsterdam. In the evening you can go on a canal tour in Amsterdam or join our guide on a city walk.

Day 8, Saturday
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye.

Cruise Details 
  • Capacity: 20 passengers
  • Length x Width: 39 x 5.4 meters
  • Cabins: 9 total (2 cabins include an extra bunk bed to become triples, 3 cabins with 2 standard beds and 6 cabins with bunk beds)
  • Shower and toilet
  • Central heating and 220 volt sockets
  • Laundry service available
  • No Wifi available on board

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AU 1300 858 304

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